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Mansafe and Fall Protection systems

To ensure the safety of all personnel working at height on flat or pitched roofs, fall prevention equipment may need to be installed for properties in the UK.

An approved cable-based fall arrest system, such as ManSafe, RoofSafe or UniLine (ManSafe equivalents), can be a critical component to making work at height safe, keeping users firmly attached to a system. (Mansafe is the generic term for roof fall arrest and fall restraint lifeline systems). Your long-term interests our our interests too.

Mansafe horizontal lifeline systems are not always the most appropriate, and collective protection systems such as guardrail systems can be more suitable. Each system has it's own benefits, so ensure you take sound advice before any system is installed to your roof.

 

More than just installers - We're experienced lifeline system specialists

 
Main Contractors

System design - we will give close consideration to how your client rates you because we know our decisions affect this. The system we propose, design and install will be effective and user-friendly for your client. We understand if your customer is satisfied they will recommend your services (and vice versa) and lead to future business.

Collaboration with other trades - In conjunction with the appropriate layout we appreciate managing multiple sub-contractors can be a hassle, especially if they don't collaborate with each other. Our site engineers are trained in our way of thinking - to discuss and negotiate with the roofers, the cladders and other companies. We will collaborate with your sub-contractors to make the installation hassle-free.

 
End Users

System design - we will ensure the system we propose has a user-friendly layout, meets all height safety requirements effectively and is cost-effective. Your height safety system will be money spent effectively. It will not only tick a box.

 
 

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Selecting the correct lifeline mansafe system - advice and support

We provide our clients with the design, supply and installation of height safety equipment.

The team at STQ Vantage is one of the UK’s most forward-thinking specialists in the design and installation of approved horizontal roof safety running line mansafe fall protection systems. You've come to a team who can help you. If you need a safety roof system to protect workforce whilst working at height then feel free contact us to discuss your specific requirements.

As there are several types of permanent fall arrest systems on the market we provide our customers with an advanced and versatile range, to ensure they receive long-life, anti-corrosive systems. View lifeline system details here.

If you want to find out about the regular inspection of such equipment, click here.

 

To discuss your needs contact an advisor

 

Rivet fixed lifeline mansafe system. 3M RoofSafe Spiratech system with inbuilt high-tech shock-absorbing system. Southampton installations

The completed installation of a roof fall arrest lineline system. The design enables safe gutter access and maintenance work to be carried out throughout the building life.

View the RoofSafe system specification, applications and other information here.

Mansafe system clamped to roof sheets. Permanent fall restraint anchor mansafe line. Surrey installations.

A completed installation of the highly-functioning RoofSafe mansafe lifeline system. Fitted with high-tech shock absorbing components, in the event of a fall the roof will remain undamaged. View video of drop-test performance here.

 

Issuing the fall protection mansafe package

Unsure who to put the fall-arrest package with?

Whether your considering working direct with the intaller, or through a sub-contractor consider the following.

We realise customers who haven't experienced our service may be concerned about the installation quality. Could there be any roof leaks upon completion?

It's a fair question, no-one wants the hassle of resolving these issues.

Our approach:

So we've looked at managing the installations differently to ensure these problems do not occur on site;

  1. We liaise with roofing companies and agree on the sealing method to ensure it is compatible with our product and provides an absolutely water-tight seal. 
  2. We install products and fixings that are secure, water-tight and weather resistant. They have been tried and tested very successfully.

Our engineers are trained and frequently coached to develop and improve their methods. The result? Our installations have never caused roof leaks. No leaks = no problems for the customer.

Quality wins in the long run - and that's what you receive when you bring the STQ Vantage teams onboard.

 

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Mansafe system lifeline RoofSafe rivetted to the roof sheets. This ridge-positioned mansafe safety running line system was fitted to a metal roof profile to enable gutter access. Hampshire installations.

A retro-fit installation of a roof fall arrest mansafe system, rivetted to metal roof sheets in Hampshire

 

A fall protection Roof Fall Angel safety lifeline system for multiple purposes. Once these have been toggle-fixed to a membrane roof a membrane seal will be applied around the baseplates to prevent water ingress. London installations

A single ply membrane roof fitted with roof a mansafe system in Surrey.

What you will receive from the STQ Vantage team

The service you receive is built-up on three key factors, which have set us apart in the height safety industry.

System and Layout Design - Our design capabilities are excellent, and the results speak for themselves.

Our personnel come to you with a combination of Installation Experience, Construction Knowledge and Design Capabilities, so you can be assured the most appropriate system layout will be designed for you.

The Design Team - You will benefit from a highly knowledgeable design team who align the system layouts with the current regulations. They are good at designing the most appropriate fall protection system for each specific project.

They can provide you a quote based on the design you ask for, and sometimes that is the best option. Alternatively, they may offer you something which fits the need more directly, whether it is the easy use of the system, long life, low install cost, fast installation, low maintenance cost, or something else.

How do we achieve this? With over 20 years experience you will receive help and advice from specialists in designing and installing systems! They understand the challenges of site installations and working with other trades.

They understand what system layouts are easy for users to work from and which designs make it difficult. They understand how to fit systems to ensure there are no issues in connection to the roof, and they know what work leaves a poor quality result. Having the know-how makes the difference to our customers.

Collaboration and Workmanship - Have you ever been with contractors whose purpose on site is only to do their job; and then that's where it stops? There doesn't appear to be any further consideration for or integration with other sub-contractors.

We understand that whilst this causes problems for other sub-contractors it also creates issues for the main contractor (you may have experienced this). The site manager gets involved in sorting out issues which would not have occured if people had considered how their work could affect others trades activities.

So we ensure our teams perform to a high standard on site. Besides a quality workmanship, we ensure the roofers know what to expect when we are on site and how we will work together. It's not complicated, but it makes the valuable difference to our customers when it always goes well.

 

What are the best fall protection systems?

There are many systems available and there is no straightforward answer. It depends on a number of factors including, What is the objective of the perfect system? What can the system be installed or fitted to, and what is the construction buildup? Besides this the height safety regulations require you to look at many specific aspects which cannot be easily explained here.

If you are looking for a bespoke solution then feel free to get touch. Our team consists of highly creative, design-orientated construction-minded personnel who will happily work through your needs.

If you're looking at safety lifeline system there are numerous types and they all vary in design, functionality and their appropriatenenss, so it's worth finding out from a specialist which system will work best. They include Roofsafe, Uni-8, Uni-8 overhead, Cabloc Pro, ManSafe, Roof Angel, Soter, Keeline and more. If you want to send us your enquiry email safety@stqvantage.co.uk.

 

3 common fall protection system options:

1) Horizontal Lifeline Systems - these are installed on most roof systems, and these horizontal lifeline systems can span up to 12m (40ft) between energy-absorbing anchors, ensuring continuous hands-free roof access for all fall arrest system users.

An incredibly versatile height safety system, these multi-directional cable-based roof safety rescue lines support both fall arrest and fall restraint systems and are engineered by STQ to suit a variety of different roof contours and working practices.

There are also the rigid horizontal lifeline systems. The benefit of the rigid systems is there is no deflection (unlike the safety wire systems), and are specially useful where the fall risk area is close to where the user needs to access.

We insist on all systems we install pass the EN795:2012 test to fully comply with current regulations.

This photo displays the horizontal 3M RoofSafe lifeline system which is effectively colour matched to the roof to reduce the visual impact. With the baseplate clamped to the roof seams no penetrations are made through the roof, avoiding any possibility of roof leaks.

Mansafe system RoofSafe horizontal lifeline system. Designed for fall protection safety.  STQ Vantage design and install lifeline safety systems. Running line clamped to roof seams. London, Bristol, Reading and Southampton installations.

 

2) Safety Eyebolts - these are used where the user needs to work only within an area of close proximity, and are often a lower-cost option.

Safety eyebolts and abseil anchors inspections

 

3) Mobile Man Anchors - (also known as deadweight anchors) these mobile systems are excellent where a fall protection safety wire system is required, but due to different applications the system will need to be relocated to various areas around the roof. The versatile Roof Weight Angel Anchor.

Mobile Man Anchor Fall Protection System Weight Angel

For the collective roof fall protection guardrail equipment and systems please see our roof guardrail page.

Dead weight anchor RoofAngel system. This mobile man anchor enables safe roof edge access and operator safety. Installed in Swindon, Wiltshire.

This mobile dead-weight anchor system enables safe gutter access. There are no roof penetrations and the fall-arrest system performance is in no way minimsed.

 

You might be wondering, what is the price of a mansafe system?  The answer is, 'Well that depends on the building type, the roof construction and where you need the fall protection system'.

Contact us if you need help deciding what system will be most appropriate for you on safety@stqvantage.co.uk

 

A technical guide to the selection and use of fall prevention and arrest equipment

If you're looking for a guide to the correct selection and use of fall prevention and arrest equipment, this page http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr302.pdf explains what is needed. Alternatively give us a call and our team will gladly discuss them with you.

 

Compatible roof types

Can mansafe systems be fitted to all roof types?  No, not on all roofs.  There are varying factors which determine whether it is possible, but in most cases a system can be installed. The photos below show a variety of roof systems where successful installations have been made, from slate and single ply membrane roofs to metal sheet and composite, and to zinc folding seam and brick walls. There are multiple systems available and it is imperative the correct type is fitted, so should you be unsure feel free to give us a call or email the team. Compatible roof types include:

 

Completed project mansafe installations - Which roof type is your building?

 

Bespoke mansafe system in the UK to slate roof. Fall-arrest safety line protection mansafe wire system through roof slate tiles, fitted in Salisbury Wiltshire

Slate Tiles Roofs - This Uni 8™ fall protection post and wire restraint product is best suited to modern building projects, refurbishments and can also be used for industrial safety applications.

Fitted through the slate tiles, the protection system is effective in providing safe access round the roof perimeter. Project completed in Salisbury, Wiltshire.

Completed installation of a fall arrest man safe safety wire protection RoofSafe system in London.

High Visibility System - In certain instances high-visability fall arrest wire systems are a good alternative to the regular metal-cable systems, as shown in this installation in London.

This system is very flexible and can be used where space is limited, allowing users to safely access the external areas for maintenance.

 
 

Man safe Roofsafe horizontal fall arrest protection line system in Hampshire, Southampton UK

Adjoining Lines - This permanent RoofSafe fall arrest horizontal lifeline system enables contractors to remain attached, while accessing all roof areas, in Southampton, Hampshire. The baseplates are carefully sealed to the membrane to ensure a water-tight finish is given.

Unlike some fall restraint systems, the 3M RoofSafe system reduces the need for multiple posts when ajoining systems meet. A cost-effective option for contractors with tight budgets.

Surrey Mansafe Roofsafe fall arrest protection safety line post system with toggle fixings

Single Ply Membrane (SPM) - This RoofSafe corner assembly fall protection roof post anchor system is secured using toggle-fixings, which is a current method used to firmly secure the baseplate to SPM's to avoid roof leaks.

The posts are yet to be weathered to the roof.

Permanent Fall arrest protection RoofSafe safety line system in Plymouth, Devon

Metal Roof Profile - Rivetting this RoofSafe baseplate to the metal roof profile provides the necessary strength to arrest a fall. The baseplate fits to numerous crown centre widths, making it an easy option for sites with varying roof systems.

This completed man safe installation in Plymouth, Devon, now enables users to regular access and keep the gutters clear.

Roof fall arrest protection Unirail system, surrey, hampshire, bournemouth and reading

Narrow Walkway Area - Uni-rail; Where roof areas are particularly narrow, or do not provide sufficient capability to install a safety wire system, the fall arrest Uni-rail system is a good alternative.

Roofsafe Fall Protection Rail Aluminium Restraint System

Cost-Effective Rigid Horizontal Lifeline Systems - The horizontal rigid aluminium RoofSafe rail system provides the necessary restraint to avoid falling off the roof, but allows sufficient access to all roof areas. Secured with seam clamps, the non-penetrating system has minimal affect on the roof.

From the ground there is minimal visual impact, making it an excellent option for architectural purposes, over against the more common post and wire systems. Particularly cost-effective for short systems.

High grade aluminium Capital Safety fall arrest Roofsafe safety wire withstands sea salt in Torquay, Southwest England

Marine Grade Alloy Posts - This high grade aluminium Uni8 horizontal fall-restraint safety lifeline system is designed to withstand years of harsh treatment from the sea salt. Installation in Torquay, Devon.

This project had systems on 3 levels, but the roof build-up differed between them. One was fixed through the Single Ply Membrane (SPM) to the roof deck. Another was fitted to the concrete slab.

Portable Mobile roof Weight Angel deadweight anchor. Portsmouth installations

Mobile Man Anchor - Roof Weight Angel deadweight anchor fall arrest system enables access to the roof edge. The advantage of these systems is they can be repositioned to other areas around the roof, lowering the overall cost of a safety system.

Safety lifeline fall arrest system running along roof centre of these upper class seafront apartments. London and Surrey installations.

Safety On Luxury Apartments - The safety lineline fall arrest system was installed along roof centre of these luxury apartments to provide safe access to all areas of the roof. The lower level also had a wire system, and the route to the top roof is via a rigid vertical ladder with an inbuilt fall-arrest system.

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Our clients ask us to install mansafe systems in numerous areas in Southern England from the Southeast to the Southwest. From the inner city areas including London City, Marylebone, South Lambeth, Battersea Park, Westminster, Mayfair, Whitechapel, Canary Wharf, Kensington, Hammersmith, and towards Wimbledon, Richmond, Twickenham, Weybridge and Chertsey and other Greater London areas we serve customers throughout the UK. Outside the M25 we serve cities including Woking, Windsor, Slough, Egham, Bracknell, Farnborough, Basingstoke, Reading, Oxford, Swindon, Bristol, Bath, Gloucester, Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool, Sheffield, Birmingham, Exeter, Plymouth, Bournemouth, Poole, Salisbury, Andover, Guildford, Southampton, Eastleigh and Portsmouth. So please get in touch to discuss your needs further.

Our clients are mainly based in Hampshire, Surrey, Middlesex, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Gloucestershire, Avon, Wiltshire, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall, but we are happy to help in other areas too. Our wide coverage enables us to serve our clients in many areas of the country.

If you are looking for a specific man safe fall-arrest or fall-restraint system then we will be happy to discuss your needs. We install multiple systems, including 3M / Capital Safety RoofSafe system, RoofSafe Rail, BetterSafe RoofAngle and WeightAngel, KeeSafety Keeline & deadweight anchor WeightAnka, QBM Soter System and more. Our systems are guaranteed for quality.

If you're needing help, needing mansafe system costs and prices, needing quotes, needing advice or needing design? Whatever your requirement, give us a call and speak to one of our helpful staff. The company has been running for over 24 years, and our experience and skills are here for your benefit.

For all your fall arrest system requirements, talk to the team at STQ Vantage. Call 01935 474 602, send us a message or email safety@stqvantage.co.uk

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